You can’t build cars and you can’t bake bread with AFL…
But you can calculate and output anything you want with it.
So far I haven’t really found any boundary preventing me from doing upper things.
Enlighten us all about what you can’t calculate/output/plot with it. I’m eager to get enlightened.
BTW here is just a fraction of some examples (mostly plots/tables)
Another info, people often (falsely) think that you are bound to selected symbol’s data.
No, you are not. You can do calculations and output results (via plot or analysis window etc.) on data being completely independent from selected “symbol” (symbol’s data can be any non price data too besides of that) and that data can exceed the number of elements of symbol’s data. So again no limits (other than hardware ones).
PS: And here below is another cute example (of calculations on data having nothing to do with selected symbol’s data).
Just recently I have replicated MS Exel’s pivot table feature.
What have I used for that? Easy. AFL!
Can you replicate it? If you can’t then rather listen to people having little bit more inside knowledge of what’s actually doable and what it is not.
I’m repeating: trading system development is just a fraction of what you can do in AmiBroker.
AFL is a very versatile language and AmiBroker is a very versatile tool (note: you also get a C/C++ API). You can code and calculate and output anything you want. Period.
Here is the sample data being used:
SalesPerson, Order Amount, Month
Kathy, 925, January
Kathy, 875, February
Kathy, 500, February
Kathy, 350, March
James, 400, January
James, 850, January
James, 1500, January
James, 400, March
John, 235, February
John, 850, January
John, 600, March
John, 250, January
Jim, 400, February
I can back up said things. Some of you guys can’t so far.